Good for breakfast or parties.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.

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  • Spread dough from 1 package of crescent rolls out onto a work surface and pinch perforations together to create a single sheet of dough. Spread half the cream cheese over the dough sheet, leaving a 1/2-inch margin all around. Sprinkle half the cooked sausage evenly over cream cheese. Roll dough up into a log, starting at a long edge; wrap log in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Repeat steps to make a second roll; wrap. Refrigerate rolls at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Unwrap rolls and cut each into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place slices onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until pinwheels are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; 22.6 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 686 mg sodium. 15.4 g carbohydrates; 9.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (40)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2013
I have made these and they were a hit!! A little hint spray Pam or any type cooking spray on wax paper first then lay out crescent rolls. It will help not to stick and roll up perfectly. I doubled the recipe ad used half hot and half mild they had kick but not too much because of the cream cheese. Awesome party brunch or shower food. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2017
I gave it three stars not because it was not good. The folks at the party really liked it and I will make it again. I gave it a 3 because I had lots difficulty with the dough while making it. The dough was too thin and would not hold together with the filling in it. I did not notice anyone else mentioning this as an issue but it sure was for me. Perhaps it was just my being a novice at this. But others might be aware of this potential issue. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2013
I have made these and they were a hit!! A little hint spray Pam or any type cooking spray on wax paper first then lay out crescent rolls. It will help not to stick and roll up perfectly. I doubled the recipe ad used half hot and half mild they had kick but not too much because of the cream cheese. Awesome party brunch or shower food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2013
I have made these and they were a hit!! A little hint spray Pam or any type cooking spray on wax paper first then lay out crescent rolls. It will help not to stick and roll up perfectly. I doubled the recipe ad used half hot and half mild they had kick but not too much because of the cream cheese. Awesome party brunch or shower food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
This is a great recipe that I have made countless times. You can prepare these a day or two in advance refrigerate and then slice and bake in the morning. I recommend using the Crescent Roll Dough Sheets and spraying the plastic wrap with Pam spray. I also mix the cream cheese right in to the sausage and spread. Saves a step!. Great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
OK I have to comment because they were such a hit!! I made them for a CHARGERS party and the boys loved them they complemented me endlessly and they flew off the platter I'm not kidding. I used spicy chicken sausage. Very easy and tasty man candy! lol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2013
Huge success at book club! Made it with mild Italian sausage for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2014
LOVE THESE! Excellent shower finger food. We made 3 batches only we used the sheets of dough (pillsbury now makes) and added sharp cheddar. Baked whole then cut into squares. As soon as these came out of the oven they were gone each time. I am making them for dinner tonight with either green beans or eggs depending which way my husband wants to go with it. Kids love these too. One of my all time favs. Its a new twist on sausage balls if you add the cheddar on top of the cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
Very good! How could anything with sausage and cream cheese turn out badly?;o) If short on time you can skip the rollup stage and just press the crescents into a pan then top with sausage and cream cheese mixture then add the other container of crescents. Cut into squares after baking. Of course it's not as cute but it still tastes the same! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
Made these for a baby shower, and they were a huge hit!! Everyone raved about them, so I was super glad I took a chance and made them! The only thing I changed in the recipe was to use less cream cheese - about 6 oz instead of 8, since 4 oz per roll just seemed like a lot! I made these the day before, chilled in saran wrap in the fridge, then sliced them before baking. Bake until lightly browned. YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
5 stars if you add some shredded cheddar cheese over the cream cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
I make these all the time and guests/family LOVE THEM. I do change it up a bit. I saute finely chopped white onion while cooking my ground meat. It gives the meat great flavor. I also use puff pastry instead of crescent rolls. These are wonderful to make for the holidays too. They never stay out long enough to get cold at my house. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2017
I gave it three stars not because it was not good. The folks at the party really liked it and I will make it again. I gave it a 3 because I had lots difficulty with the dough while making it. The dough was too thin and would not hold together with the filling in it. I did not notice anyone else mentioning this as an issue but it sure was for me. Perhaps it was just my being a novice at this. But others might be aware of this potential issue. Read More
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